Cleaning Berber Carpet

Cleaning Berber carpet regularly is one secret in keeping it looking good for years. Berber carpet cleaning can’t be left just for your annual spring cleaning, it needs to be done the moment it gets dirty. The best cleaning method for Berber carpet is the simplest: clean, cold water gently blotted onto the stain.

Vacuuming weekly is another good cleaning method. Check with your particular manufacturer for Berber carpet cleaning tips for how to clean their Berber carpet. Some people recommend steam cleaning, like with a Stanley Steemer, while others recommend just vacuuming and cold water. The removal of stains on Berber carpet must be done immediately, or it won’t matter what else you do. Check your yellow pages for a reputable Berber carpet cleaner to help.

Are you considering Berber carpet for your home? Berber carpet is one of the most popular and best carpeting choices today. Why? The beauty and elegance of Berber, of course. To get the maximum value for your money, however, you need to choose a quality Berber carpet for your home, like wool or nylon Berber.

There are many less expensive Berbers around, but you will end up spending more money in the long run if you choose it. With just a little cleaning and maintenance, your quality Berber carpeting will last you for years.

Cleaning Berber carpet is no more difficult than cleaning any other kind of carpet. You just need to make sure that you get all of the water possible out of it when you are through cleaning.

The best cleaning method for Berber carpet is to vacuum regularly and to clean up spills as they occur. If you keep your Berber carpet as clean as possible between professional carpet cleanings, you will be ahead of the game when your professional carpet cleaner comes to clean your Berber.

If you choose to clean it yourself, just make sure that you get as much of the water as you possibly can out of the loops of the Berber to ensure that no mold or mildew will grow. This is the biggest danger in cleaning Berber because of the size and density of the loops.

Berber carpet cleaning should be taken seriously because if you let a stain set into the carpet, it will be nearly impossible to remove it entirely and you may continue seeing its little mark for years. That is why you need to have some Berber carpet cleaning tips to help keep your carpet looking as good as the day it is was installed.

  • Regularly vacuum your carpet. This helps dirt and debris from getting down into the carpet where it is more difficult to remove.
  • Check the labels on carpet cleaners. Some of them are toxic to children and pets. Ask the salesperson at the store where you purchased your carpet what they recommend for a Berber carpet cleaner.
  • Stop it at the door. Put a throw rug at all the entrances and exits to help prevent some of the dirt and debris from being tracked inside your home. Another idea is to have your family remove their shoes at the door.
  • No food or drink on the carpet. If you have children, this may be a good rule to employ unless you want to spend a lot of your time on your hands and knees cleaning up those sure-to-occur messes.
  • Clean up spills as soon as possible after they occur. Use cold, clear water to first try to remove the stain. Blot with a clean cloth —don’t rub. If the water doesn’t work, move on to a carpet stain remover. Removal of stains on Berber carpet is not any more difficult than other weaves of carpet with a thick yarn.
  • Have your carpets professionally cleaned, or clean them yourself, on a regular basis, making sure that all the excess water is removed from the Berber carpet.

With just a little maintenance, you can keep your Berber carpet clean and inviting. Knowing how to clean Berber carpet will help your carpet to last longer and help you to be more satisfied with it.

Carpet cleaning Berber should not be something that you procrastinate about. The longer you let a stain sit on the carpet, the more difficult it will be to remove. Remember, the best way to clean Berber carpets is to keep them from getting dirty in the first place.

49 thoughts on “Cleaning Berber Carpet”

  1. I just used the Hoover V wide steam cleaner on my berber and it worked great. My carpet was about two years old and always heard the manufacture saying the only way to clean is on your hands and knees. Well guess what I just bought the 12 amp hoover wide v handle cleaner with the scrub brushes because it worked great and the rug was dry in 15 minutes.

  2. We had company over last night and have no idea how this spot happended. It’s as if someone kept pulling velcro off of an area leaving it all fuzzy like. I was wondering if one of the kids was running something back and forth over it and the toy was pulling on the carpet? It seems they would have had to do it soooo many times though. I was wondering of I should take a razor and go softly over the spot or some how cinging the area with a hot dry iron. I know…it sounds crazy. Any suggestions?

  3. Hi Laurie,
    No, doesn’t sound crazy. You could try a razor – carefully! I can’t recommend a hot dry iron since I don’t know what materials your carpet is made of. Many of them are petroleum based products and a hot dry iron will melt it horribly.

  4. I had my carpet professionally cleaned for the first time. While still wet, 3 large brown stains in a perfect circle were left that were not there before. What could that be? The company does not want to take responsibility and my carpet is only 2 years old–and stain free at the time. What do I do?

  5. Hi Sandra, There’s no telling what the stains are. I presume you have padding under the carpet? It sounds like it may have been an old stain that perhaps you thought you cleaned up, but only on the surface. When a stain isn’t totally removed, some can be left deeper in the carpet and re-appear if it should happen to get wet.

  6. Hi Euna,
    This topic has been covered many times, and in different areas of the site, such as Berber Carpet Problems, Berber Carpet Repair, and Berber Carpet Care. Much is going to depend upon what your carpet is made of (PET, wood, nylon, etc.) to determine what you can and cannot do.

  7. Berber carpet is pretty tricky because it wicks. After berber is professionally steam cleaned, although it may look beautiful for a few hours or days, reaccuring spots will eventually wick back up to the top of the carpet and show themselves again. To prevent wicking as your carpet cleaning professional to bonnet clean the berber after the steam cleaning. Follow this method with speed drying. These steps will ensure that your carpet looks beautiful and stays beautiful.

  8. I just used the Rug Doctor to steam clean my berber carpet. After 12 hours, you can still see the pass lines in the carpet and it is still damp. After doing some reading, it seems as though I may have over-wet it when doing my passes. How do you get the extra moisture out of the carpet? Can I use the Rug Doctor again and just vacuum it, perhaps in a different direction?

  9. I have Berber carpet and want to know if I should use ChemDry or Oxi Fresh to have it professionally cleaned. They both seem to advertise the same process. I have used ChemDry in the past. Help please??

  10. Thank you Flooring Lady for your reply… My hesitation with ChemDry is that after the last cleaning there was a very strong unpleasant smell where there seemed to be dogs laying on the carpet. Any ideas on how to prevent the after smell with the professional cleaning?


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